Definition of ferocity
: the quality or state of being ferocious the ferocity of the lion's attack
Examples of ferocity in a Sentence
the ferocity of the lion's attack
We were stunned by the ferocity of the storm.
Recent Examples of ferocity from the Web
At first, the ferocity of Muldrow's singing made impact, especially when counterbalanced by Darius Jones' searing, slithering lines on alto saxophone.
In the aftermath of the fighting, the extent of the Marines’ ferocity became clear.
Kuang Kim witnessed the ferocity of the fighting all around him, and the non-stop flow of casualties.
Ms. Hall, 35, an actress of nuance and ferocity, has a habit of taking on these roles.
Guards Austin Rivers, Jamal Crawford and Raymond Felton took a more aggressive posture, attacking the basket with ferocity and kicking the ball out to shooters such as Redick, who scored a team-high 22 points on nine of 14 shots.
The hunky, bearded baritone Craig Irvin was especially good at capturing Macbeth’s uncertainty and superstitious terror, while soprano Elizabeth Baldwin deployed vocal steel and relentless ferocity as his power-crazed, manipulative Lady.
His classmate says the appeal is the ferocity of the high.
But some, emboldened by the tequila being passed around on the buses, made their way down a rocky path skirting the back of the falls, where the wind whipped the water around with the ferocity of a fire hose.
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First Known Use of ferocity
FEROCITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ferocity for English Language Learners
: a very fierce or violent quality : the quality or state of being ferocious
FEROCITY Defined for Kids
Definition of ferocity for Students
: the quality or state of being fierce or savage
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